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Narrator1: Hello, dear guests! Welcome to our game show “Mystery
Narrator2: Mystery tour is a pleasure trip in which the travellers
do not know where they will be taken. If you are fond of something new and
unknown, our show will be the right thing for you. So today we suggest you
should make a mystery tour. And in the end, you’ll have to discover a secret.
Narrator 1: Well, are you ready to take part in our game? Then we are going to
explain the rules. We have thought of a famous person, but we won’t tell you
the person’s name. So you’ll have to undertake a so-called investigation and at
the end of our game find out who this person is. During the game show we’ll
tell you some information and ask some questions. We understand you can’t know
all the answers. So you should not only use your knowledge but give free rein
to your imagination.
Narrator 2: There must be three participants in our game. They’ll have to answer
some questions that refer to the life of the person we’ve thought of. For each
correct answer, they’ll get a point. In the end, the participant who scores the
most points will have the right to answer the final question first and become
the winner of our game.
Narrator 1: Well, dear friends, who wants to take part in the game? Please, take
The other pupils
will be divided into three groups, so each of you will have a team of support.
They may help you during the game: if you can’t answer the question, your team
of support may answer it instead of you.
We wish you good
luck! It’s time to start our game.
Narrator 2: Our hero was born the third of ten siblings on the 22nd of May 1859.
He was born in the capital of the country that is known for its beautiful
nature and a lot of old traditions. One of them is a Hogmanay tradition
that includes singing a song called AULD LANG SYNE at midnight on the 31st
of December. People hold their hands standing in a large circle and sing the
(Исполняется песня “AuldLangSyne”.)
old acquaintance be forgot,
never brought to mind?
old acquaintance be forgot,
auld lang syne?
auld lang syne, my dear,
auld lang syne,
take a cup of kindness yet,
auld lang syne!
surely you’ll be your pint-stout,
surely I’ll be mine;
we’ll take a cup of kindness yet,
auld lang syne.
two have run about the braes,
pulled the gowans fine;
we’ve wandered many a weary fit
Since auld lang syne.
What country was our hero born in?
your answers on the sheets of paper that you can see on your tables.
(Участники пишут свои
ответы, затем произносят их вслух.)
answer is: our hero was born in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Narrator 1: Our hero was born in a prosperous Irish-Catholic family, who had a
prominent position in the world of art. His mother had a passion for books and
was a master storyteller. She evoked our hero’s interest in literature. He read
a lot of various books in his childhood. But he was particularly fond of
hero didn’t choose literature as his future profession. He decided to follow a
medical career, so he entered Edinburgh Universityin 1876.
A couple of
years into his studies, our hero decided to try his pen at writing short
stories. His first work was greatly influenced by an American writer known for
his strange, frightening stories about death and evil powers such as “The Fall
of the House of Usher”. Unfortunately, not many people know that he was also an
author of wonderful poems.
to one of them!
sunshine and in shadow,
search of Eldorado.
he grew old -
knight so bold -
o'er his heart a shadow
as he found
spot of ground
looked like Eldorado.
as his strength
him at length,
met a pilgrim shadow-
can it be-
land of Eldorado?”
the Valley of the Shadow,
you seek for Eldorado!”
Please, give the name of this American writer and poet.
answer is: the name of this talented American
writer and poet is Edgar Allan Poe.
Narrator 2: Our hero qualified as a doctor in 1885. After graduation, he
practised medicine as an eye specialist in Hampshire. The practice was not very
successful. While waiting for patients, our hero again began writing books. Now
he tried to write not only short stories but novels as well. His first novel “The
Firm of Girdlestone”was published in 1890. The book was written under
the influence of a famous English writer of the 19th century whose
literary talent our hero greatly appreciated.
Now, we are
going to show you a scene from his novel.
из произведения Ч. Диккенса «Записки Пиквикского клуба».)
Narrator: So our friends, the members of the Corresponding Society, arrived at
Manor Farm, the place where they were warmly received by Mr. Wardle. It was
Manor Farm where one of the travellers, Mr. Tupman, fell in love with Mr.
Wardle’s sister who was a spinster aunt.
guests, try and imagine! It is evening. There sit the interesting pair, uncared
for by all, caring for none, and dreaming only of themselves; there they sit,
in short, like a pair of carefully folded kid-gloves – bound up in each other.
Ms. Wardle: I have forgotten my flowers.
Mr. Tupman: Water them now.
Ms. Wardle: You will take cold in the evening air.
Mr. Tupman: No,no. It will do me good. Let me accompany you.
Mr. Tupman: Miss Wardle! Miss Wardle, you are an angel!
Ms. Wardle: Mr. Tupman!
Narrator: At this moment Miss Wardle blushes as red as the watering-pot
Mr. Tupman: I know it but too well.
Ms. Wardle: All women are angels, they say.
Mr. Tupman: Then what can you be; or to what can I compare you? Where was the
woman ever seen who resemble you? Where else could I hope to find so rare a
combination of excellence and beauty?
Ms. Wardle: Men are such deceivers.
Mr. Tupman: They are, they are! But not all men. There lives at least one being
who can never change – one being who would be ready to devote his whole
existence to your happiness – who lives but in your eyes – who breathes but in
your smiles – who bears the heavy burden of life itself only for you!!!
Ms. Wardle: Could such an individual be found?
Mr. Tupman: But he can be found! He is found! He is here, Miss Wardle.
Ms. Wardle: Mr. Tupman, rise.
Mr. Tupman: Never! Oh, Rachael! Oh, Rachael! Say you love me.
Ms. Wardle: Mr. Tupman, I can hardly speak the words; but – but – you are not
wholly indifferent to me.
Ms. Wardle: Mr. Tupman, we are observed! We are discovered!
Narrator: Mr. Tupman looked round. There was the fat boy with his large
circular eyes staring into the arbour. Mr. Tupman gazed on the fat boy, and the
fat boy stared at him. The longer Mr. Tupman looked at the boy, the more
convinced he became that he either did not know or did not understand anything
that had been going forward.
Mr. Tupman: What do you want here, sir?
Fat boy: Supper’s ready, sir.
Mr. Tupman: Have you just come here?
Fat boy: Just.
Narrator: Mr. Tupman looked at him very hard again, but there was not a wink
in his eye or a curve in his face.
(Мистер Т. берёт Мисс У. под
руку, и они идут к дому. Толстый мальчик идёт за ними.)
Mr. Tupman: He knows nothing of what has happened.
Ms. Wardle: Nothing.
Say who this famous writer is. Name his novel.
Now listen to the
correct answer: you’vejust seen an episodefrom the novel
“The Pickwick Papers” by Charles Dickens known as the most famous English
novelist of the 19th century. His books include David
Copperfield, Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, A Christmas Carol, The Pickwick
Papers and many others.
Narrator 1: Surprisingly, in the 1880s, our hero was better known as a writer in
the United States of America than in England. In August of 1889,
a popular American publisher came to London to organize a British edition of
his magazine. He invited our hero for dinner. He also asked another writer, who
by then was already quite well-known for his poems, stories, plays and
wonderful fairy tales. Our hero admired the writer’s elegant look and wit. “It
was indeed a golden evening for me”, he wrote of this meeting. The publisher and
the popular writer offered our hero to write a short novel which later played a
very important role in his literary career.
Who was the popular writer that our hero met at dinner? You can see some pictures painted by our pupils. They illustrate
some of the writer’s fairy tales. We hope they can help you to give a
correct answer to our question.
It’s time to
give your answers!
дают свои ответы.)
answer is: the writer known for his wonderful fairy
taleswas Oscar Wilde.
Narrator 2: In 1891, our hero decided to give up his medical career and become a
full time writer. He was a prolific author whose works include science fiction
stories, historical novels, plays and romances, poetry, and non-fiction.
readers only associate our hero with his book character. It is considered that
the model for this character was Dr. Joseph Bell who taught medicine at Edinburgh
University. He was a master at observation, logic, deduction, and diagnosis.
All these qualities were later to be found in the book character. He was
featured in a total 56 short stories and four novels. However, our hero thought
that the character took his mind off more serious works, so he decided to
“kill” the character in one of his stories. Public outcry, however, led our
hero to bring the character back.
Name the character that brought fame to our hero, and gave him so much trouble
in the end.
дают свои ответы.)
You are all
right: it’s Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock Holmes stories have been
translated into more than 50 languages, and made into plays, films, radio and
television series, cartoons, comic books and advertisement.
Narrator 1: Now it’s time to see who got the most points.
The winner has
the right to answer our final question: Who is the hero we’ve been
дают свои ответы.)
absolutely right. The person who has been under our investigation is Sir
Arthur Conan Doyle, a doctor and writer, knighted in 1902 for his work in
Boer war propaganda.
The epitaph on
his gravestone reads:
Physician & man of Letters
Narrator 2: In the end, we’d like to thank our participants for being active and
brave. We also want to thank all of you for your kind attention and indulgence
to our mistakes. Thank you very much.